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A direct effect of perception on action when grasping a cup

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Affordances represent features of an object that trigger specific actions. Here we tested whether the presence and orientation of a handle on a cup could bias grasping movements towards it in conditions where subjects were explicitly told to ignore the handle. We quantified the grip aperture profile of twelve healthy participants instructed to grasp a cup from its body while it either had no handle, a handle pointing towards, or away from the grasping hand (3 ‘move’ conditions, with large gri...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41598-017-18591-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
8
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Article: 171
Publication date:
2018-01-09
Acceptance date:
2017-12-14
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ISSN:
2045-2322
Pubs id:
pubs:812768
URN:
uri:9cff88ed-16b7-4346-af37-1963c548b69b
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uuid:9cff88ed-16b7-4346-af37-1963c548b69b
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pubs:812768

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